Micromanagement hinders junior staff’s growth

Micromanagement hinders junior staff’s growth

Are you a micromanager? If yes, you are most likely driving your junior staff to failure. While it is only natural to micromanage when you are running a remote and hybrid team, microtasking proves to be more effective and efficient. 

Breaking down projects and tasks into smaller bits of to-do items helps new employees get reassurance, build confidence and learn accountability. 

Here is an example of a broken down task:

  • Training Exercise
  • Learn workflows
  • Follow the same process, adjusting if they come across big challenges

This is a simple way of breaking down tasks into smaller easier to understand pieces. Eventually, junior employees will start to operate more independently, and also learn how to carry their weight as a contributor to a team.

Junior hires are the future of the company and the future of the workforce. Investing in them is a smart thing to do. Here’s how you can support them:

  • Allow them to collaborate with senior members of the team. This way they can learn from each other. Onboarding also becomes easier if their senior counterparts assist them through the process.
  • Find that perfect ratio of junior staff to senior staff. Having too many junior staff can stretch out your senior managers too thinly.
  • Give them a clear set of goals and metrics. This will help you and them assess progress and growth. This will also help you identify their strongest suit and their waterloo. 
  • Take time to give coaching sessions. 
  • Allow them to network and widen their connections. 

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